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Be the best coach you can be! Become a member of the Metro DC Chapter of the International Coaches Federation (ICF).

With over 1,600 member coaches, we are the largest ICF chapter in North America. As such, we are a vital resource for networking, education, outreach, and professional community.


When you join ICF Global, select “Washington, DC-Metro Area, USA” as your local chapter. There are no additional chapter membership fees.

Upon joining, you will receive a welcome email and our membership committee will contact you to get you plugged into our community.

ICF Benefits

Affiliation with ICF provides credibility, community and opportunities for professional growth and best practices. It’s an opportunity to network, cultivate leadership skills, and promote the coaching profession.

  • Accreditation – ICF’s Training Program Search Service helps ensure quality training and education standards.

  • Credentialing Program – ICF credentials are a globally recognized mark of coaching excellence.

  • Use of Logo – Promote your commitment to industry standards and ICF’s Code of Ethics

DC Metro Chapter Benefits

There are several benefits associated with joining our large and vibrant community. These include:

  • Chapter Newsletters – If you sign up for it, the ICF Metro DC Chapter newsletter comes to your email inbox every month. It’s a good way to keep up on the latest news in the chapter.

  • Continuing Professional Development – We offer monthly opportunities to earn Continuing Coaching Education Units (CCEUs) through webinars, OnDemand sessions, and recorded in-person event sessions.

  • Find a Coach – We offer member coaches the option to participate in our online Find a Coach program. This is designed to increase your visibility to people seeking coaching services.

  • Mentor Coaching – Credential applicants can also connect with an experienced Mentor Coach to help develop their coaching skills.

  • Networking Opportunities – Throughout the year there are numerous activities to interact and connect with fellow coaching professionals, such as the local Coaches Coffees .  Check out our Events Calendar for more.